Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by agesthreeandup, Mar 13, 2007.
As do I... Though... Isn't the Maneuver Striker Pack supposed to be P-Bandai?
Yeah. I would suspect all Striker packs for this kit are going to end up as exclusives.
It's Day 2 of Project MewType apparently. My mother's reading group friend is at her house with her dogs and so Jude decided to come back to my place.
You can see it's not a repeat of yesterday's picture because of the Nu parts on the desktop cardboard rack.
Which unfortunately might mean a markup for me as a dutchman... But not impossible to obtain. that said... I should get back into the swing of building... Or at least waterslides
Yes it is.
Which is doubly annoying that they're announcing a P-Bandai add-on to a base kit that's not even released yet.
Anyways. I have the Eclipse on preorder, so I'll be getting the Maneuver Striker as well. It does look cool.
The Eclipse might be the next kit in a while that I'll be painting up in stock colors; only 1 out of my last 10 fully painted kits was done up in stock colors.
Alright here it is:
Big Chungus + Hi-Nu Gundam
I love big dumb weapons that make the Mobile Suit itself look like the accessory.
Thanks for sharing!
It really is that kind of ridiculous, and so awesome for it.
I do hope it has a better mounting option than just perched precariously atop a U-cup, though. That's rather questionable.
Got a new spray booth today. Was pricey and it takes up way more room than the old tiny one but holy hell does it suck out all the fumes and overspray like a champ.
Comparison with the old one. I had to put my compressor on the floor and use another hose.
Lookin' like a pro, @anubis20 !
I was blown away by the articulation on the GM Command shoulders. Off the charts!
Well, the weapon is intended for space combat. It was not designed to function in Earth gravity.
That is an impressive set up. And such a convenient workspace for it too. How quiet is it?
Yeah, it may be the *temporary* means of suspending it but I see how they are compensating by having the Gundam on the back end, hooked into gripping the trigger, pulling the weight towards the back end, as the u'cup is bracing on one of those cable brackets. ... even so, it shouldn't be a balancing act for such a piece.
Back at original Nu, Clear Color type, I'm filling in the silver layers around the gold I applied last night.
Edges to clean up, green lines to fill in, and gold patch repair work to be done.
Since I mentioned it in my previous update, here is a better view of the spine and back plate with their colors filling in.
I still want to do a loose assembly of the torso without any of the clear (white) armor attached but I can't escape needing to use the collar plate. It's primed and getting some paint work applied now, sorry no pictures of it tonight.
Just built a Jesta.
I do like a good grunt suit. Sometimes a a simple grunt is just better than a fancy hero gundam. Behind it you see what i will build next. So now i can be up to date with the meme.
I love me some well-designed grunts as well, but the Jesta's that only "GM" that I really like the looks of. Maybe the Sniper II. All the others are too "retro" and don't really have that rough utilitarian edge that I want to see out of my cannon fodder.
Super slick spray booth.
Very sick workspace as well, lots of stuff and very oraganized. Super-jealous.
I'm still using the same homemade spray-booth that I made 10 years ago (though I upgraded the fan at one point).
My work-desk (my "operating table" as a I call in this house) used to be pretty dedicated to my Gunpla and projects, but has been double-purposed as my work-from-home desk since the pandemic started. So I unfortunately have to keep moving stuff around to airbrush, because I have my laptop and 2 monitors on the same desk as well. The laptop and monitors are on mounted on arms, so I mostly just swing them away, put the in the spray booth in the new space, airbrush as needed, and then move stuff back. Kind of annoying, but I've gotten into a system/pattern/routine.
The Jesta is more of a Special Forces SWAT Team type than a Grunt. Its development/deployment history was specific for Newtype Hunting/Zeon Remnant mop-ups as support units for the Unicorn, and so it has to be the best of its kind for the time. I especially like the way it's outfitted with the forearm mounted magazine rack for the rapid tactical drop and swap to reload EPACs in a confined space.
Two of the best Master Grades of all time!
Your paints are very well organised. Mine just sit in a spare model kit box, at times in order of colour.
I am aware. They're "elite grunts". Still doesn't change the fact that they're the only ones to really push the GM aesthetic to exactly my sweet spot.
Me too, almost!
I found these tupperware-style containers at the dollar store that are the perfect height for 36 of the Mr.Color or Tamiya 10ml bottles. Makes it easy to move the whole lot around, and hide them in a drawer when I'm not using them.
These 2 bins are all my lacquers; I have a 3rd identical bin with my small quantity of acrylics and enamels.
I put a big sticker on top telling me what's in each bin, and they're mostly sorted by color group.
Upside-down bottles are empty/clean ones.
A little piece of tape on top means that the bottle is "used" (ie, it's not 10ml anymore).
A little piece of tape with a "T" on it means it's already thinned for airbrushing.
i might have to consider pursuing one of those. i too am quite fond of the late-80's "Grunt-Mecha" aesthetic;
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